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Guardian Angels. Is there someone out there who s watching over us? The idea is a popular one and belongs to both the Islamic and the Christian tradition. Mark Tully investigates. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Tully
Producer:
Nigel Acheson

3/4. The Life of Pine. A winter feast of natural-history treats, both conifer and bird, from Bedgebury National Pinetum. Presented by Chris Sperrin. Producer Julian Hector

Contributors

Presented By:
Chris Sperrin.
Producer:
Julian Hector

Joan Bakewell appeals on behalf of Paintings in Hospitals, which loans works of art to healthcare facilities.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Bakewell
Producer:
Sally Flatman

Called to Be Single. There are more single-person households in Britain than families with dependent children, yet there is a tendency to treat single people as dysfunctional. The
Rev John Bell of the lona Community speaks from his own experience of seeing singleness as a vocation and how the Church is called to provide a community stronger than the nuclear family. With the Manchester Chamber Choir, conducted by Nigel Swinford. producer Claire Campbell Smith

Contributors

Conducted By:
Nigel Swinford.

1/13. With Dara O'Briain , Jenny Eclair , Clement Freud , Paul Merton and chairman Nicholas Parsons. Rptdfrom Monday BBC AUDIO: Many selections from Just a Minute, including
Just a Minute 8, are available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Dara O'Briain
Unknown:
Jenny Eclair
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons.

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in south Wales.
Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at: 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor
BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question
Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Unknown:
Eric Robson
Producer:
Trevor Taylor

2/2. Berardo attempts to escape the mounting trouble in Fontamara, but his journey to Rome leads him into unexpected rebellion. An adaptation by Andrew Farrell Readman of one of Italy's greatest anti-Fascist novels, written bv Ignazio Silone. Translated by Eric Mosbacher.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Repeated on Saturday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Farrell
Unknown:
Ignazio Silone.
Translated By:
Eric Mosbacher.
Director:
Nadia Molinari
Giova:
David Horovltch
Matale:
Ellie Haddinqton
Romolo:
Ben Crompton
Berardo:
Adrian Bower
Scarpone:
Matthew Dunster
The student:
Michael Begley
Baldissera:
Christopher Wilkinson
Maria Rosa:
Denise Black
Don Circostanza:
Robert Pickavance
Don Achille:
David Crellin

In a special programme to mark the publication of his latest novel, Saturday, bestselling author Ian McEwan joins
Mariella Frostrup. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian McEwan
Unknown:
Mariella Frostrup.
Producer:
Erin Riley

8/9. A darkling selection of poems for the long evenings, introduced by Roger McGough , including Simon Armitage reading his own To His Lost Lover, and some rays of light from Osip Mandelstam, ee cummings and Edward Thomas. The readers are Jamie Glover , Brigid Zengeni and Sean Barrett.
Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Introduced By:
Roger McGough
Unknown:
Simon Armitage
Unknown:
Edward Thomas.
Unknown:
Jamie Glover
Unknown:
Brigid Zengeni
Unknown:
Sean Barrett.
Producer:
Frances Byrnes

This week Barney Harwood talks to author Philip Ardagh about this week's amusing new drama called Secret
Undercover Vets on Ice, and his search for a talented and famous radio presenter to star in it! Producer Rob Carter

Contributors

Talks:
Barney Harwood
Unknown:
Philip Ardagh
Producer:
Rob Carter

1/4. A series of short stories selected by well-known writers, who explain their choice in an introduction.
Oysters. By Anton Chekov. A young boy, begging with his father on the streets of Moscow, hungers after "oysters". Chosen by Helen Simpson and read by Michael Maloney. Producer Lisa Osbourne

Contributors

Unknown:
Anton Chekov.
Unknown:
Helen Simpson
Read By:
Michael Maloney.
Producer:
Lisa Osbourne

2/10. Listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations, with Roger Bolton.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton.

1/2. Comedian and Goodies aficionado Phill Jupitus talks to Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie about their early days as comedy writers and performers, and about their 1970s series The Goodies. <R)

Contributors

Talks:
Phill Jupitus
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Bill Oddie

4/8. Body Talk. Our bodies say so much about ourselves that some experts claim they can tell which job a person is suitable for, simply by watching how that person moves. Peter Day finds out how we use our bodies to get What we want. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Day

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Brandreth Rules for Ministers
2/2. At last, you're a minister - but what now? Gyles Brandreth explains the rules for moving onward and upward in ministerial circles, and how, when it all comes to an end, to make as dignified an exit as possible.
Editor Terry Dignan The Brandreth Rules for Ministers rptd Wed 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown:
Gyles Brandreth
Editor:
Terry Dignan

8/10. Comedian Jo Brand and music journalist David Ouantick talk to Sue MacGregor about three of their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jo Brand
Unknown:
David Ouantick

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